lol, who said they don't play football in Ottawa?
the question is can the Community support a CFL franchise, Can the Community Raise 10M$+ a year(League $$ is around 2M)
are there 25K+ Football supporters willing to pay 25$+ per tickets(average)(before taxes) to watch CFL football.
Is the Corporate Community willing to front 3M$+ per year
If yes to both a CFL team could Survive
Yearly revenues of 9.25M from 25K average fans at 25$ average + 3M in corporate sponsorship.
9.25M is atleast 750K$ short of the needed amount but it is a start.(and better then Ottawa was doing when the team left)
Here is a sad fact, the Gliebermans were handing out cheap season ticket packages(99$) and the Stadium wasn't sold out. Even if you thought the Gliebermans were total idiots that was under 10$ a game(or it may have been after the pre-season game if they had one so 11$ per game) I mean come on, 11$ a game? that's nothing.
How could they not have averaged 25K fans in their last year?
AGAIN, I know the Gleibermans were stupid, but if you love football you should go out to see it at that price.
Sherbrooke Quebec has two CIS team, that is strong support of football.
the Maritimes have around the same pop as Ottawa(more yes but it's close) and they have 4 CIS teams.
How come Ottawa had a CIS team Dispand in 1999?
Clear Questions of Ottawas ability to Support Pro football.
If they have great support of amateur football great, then they may be able to support a team when those kids can afford to pay for CFL tickets(12 year olds don't tend to have jobs)